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The Best Songs About Happiness 

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Updated May 14, 2020 7.3k votes 1.2k voters 95.4k views 97 items

List Rules Songs with "happy" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about happiness as a subject.

Music is often the best way to express happiness or joy over something you can't stop smiling about. Most happy songs have to do with a relationship, but others celebrate the simple happiness of feeling good in day to day life. This is a ranked list of the best songs about happiness, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "happy" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about happiness and harmony as a subject or theme. You may have heard classics like R.E.M's "Shiny Happy People," but what about newer songs like "Junk of the Heart (Happy)" by The Kooks?
 
Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the happy songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more.
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The Beach Boys
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CHIC
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The Monkees
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Louis Armstrong
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Around The World (La La ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
MusicOfTheForest added Around The World (La La La La La) ATC
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Tom Islava added The Beatles
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MusicOfTheForest added Mercy
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The Rain, The Park &... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
MusicOfTheForest added The Rain, The Park & Other Things The Cowsills
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Pharrell Williams
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Good Timin' is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
MusicOfTheForest added Good Timin' The Beach Boys
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The Turtles
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Three Dog Night
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The Miracle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
MusicOfTheForest added The Miracle Catman Cohen
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The Monkees
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Walking on Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs About Happiness
kellydkaufman added Katrina and the Waves
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Bobby McFerrin
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BobCaps added Queen
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Willie1019 added The Beatles
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Belinda Carlisle
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Donna Schakelaar added Blue Swede
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Kool & The Gang
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Matthew Wilder
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Hall & Oates
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